Meet Diane

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Diane has dedicated her 32 year career to Understanding Kids from the Inside Out. Her unique and innovative programs reach beyond traditional treatment to heal the lives of children and families who have experienced trauma, complex disorders, and/or other developmental disruptions. Her programs have won numerous local and national awards. Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Programs for Everyone!

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Kids and Families

    Serving Children, Youth and Adolescents, ages 5 through 17 years, young adults, parents, and their families with assessment, traditional therapy, group therapy, experimental therapies, individual therapy, family therapy and unique equine experiences.

Adoption Adjustment
and Stabilization

    Very few families are prepared for what may come with the adoption of a child. Often with little background information, they find themselves dealing with everything from seemingly maladaptive behaviors to cultural issues to RAD to ADHD to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome to neglect, abuse and/or other mental, genetic and medical concerns.

    Combining psychiatric, neuro-psychological, medical and mental health resources, this program can provide insight and understanding, successful parenting methods and child, parent and family support to enable adjustment and long-term stability.

    Individual, Experiential, Play, Relationship, Family, Group and Equine-Assisted Therapies are all available to adoptive families.

    Adoptive Mothers Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 1:00-2:00pm.


Training & Consultation

  • In-service staff development
  • Clinical Supervision and Case Consultation
  • Workshops for Professionals and Parents
  • Child and Family Development: Applications in Treatment Models
  • Understanding Kids from the Inside Out
  • Development in Equine Mental Health Program

The Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board has approved Diane A. Burks, LLC and Strides to Success to provide Category I Continuing Education for LSW, LCSW, LMFT, and LMHC. Licensees must judge the program’s relevance to their professional practice.

What You Need to Know

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Payment Options for All!

  • MasterCard, Visa, checks and cash are accepted for payment. (If paying by credit card, please complete form.)
  • Payment is required following each session.

I accept these Insurance Companies

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Pro Health
  • Sagamore
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • Unified
  • Value Options
  • Please check your policy before scheduling. Clients are responsible for deductibles, co-insurance and co-payments.

What a Great Location

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Welcome to this unique and serene 35 acre farm, hidden among homes and located near the Plainfield parks and adjacent to Plainfield High School. Watch the horses as you drive up the lane to this huge barn that houses Strides to Success, equine staff, mental health professionals and 13 horses.

Strides to Success is a premier PATH accredited equine learning and mental health facility. Partnered since 2003, Debbie Anderson, Strides’ Director, and Diane Burks developed the first equine mental health program to be accredited in the United States. Because horses are incredible, insightful and sensitive animals, they make great learning and therapeutic partners. We are extremely fortunate to have this renowned facility here in Plainfield, Indiana.

Contact Diane


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Diane Burks
1350 Terry Drive
Plainfield, Indiana 46168

Email: diane@dianeburks.com

Fax: 317-838-7024

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